Microsorum scandens (G.Forst.) Tindale

Fragrant Fern

Rhizome long-creeping, wiry, 2-3 mm wide; scales spreading. Fronds to 50 cm long, simple to deeply lobed. Stalk to 15 cm long. Blade to 40 cm long, thin-textured, dark green; stalk mostly short. Sori sunken in the blade.

Can grow in cool areas.

Australia, Lord Howe I., NZ.

Rhizome wiry, thin; fronds membranous.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Polypodiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Polypodiaceae
genus       Microsorum Link